Art:21 | Mark Dion | “Herbarium Perrine (Marine Algae)”
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dion with Herbarium Perrine (Marine Algae) (2006) at his Pennsylvania home and studio.Mark Dionâs work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating archeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates artworks that question the distinctions between âobjectiveâ (ârationalâ) scientific methods and âsubjective,â(âirrationalâ) influences.SEE: More images, videos, and news for Mark Dion.LEARN: Mark Dion is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode Ecology of the Art:21âArt in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.DISCUSS: What do you think about this video? Leave a comment!VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Roger Phenix. Editor: Steven Wechsler.